3D Print Resin is a liquid material used in resin-based 3D printing processes, also known as stereolithography (SLA) or digital light processing (DLP), , and LCD(Similar to DLP). It is a photopolymer material that solidifies when exposed to light. This technology involves a light source, usually a UV laser or projector, that selectively cures the resin layer by layer to create a 3D-printed object.
Resins used for 3D printing can vary in properties such as color, transparency, hardness, flexibility, and strength. They can be categorized into two main types: standard and engineering resins. Standard resins are commonly used for prototyping and product development, while engineering resins are designed for more demanding applications, such as functional parts, jigs and fixtures, and even end-use products.
3D print resin can offer several advantages over other 3D printing technologies, such as the ability to create intricate and detailed parts with high accuracy and resolution. Resin-based 3D printers can also produce parts with smooth surface finishes and fine details. Additionally, the resin curing process can be faster than other 3D printing technologies, allowing for quicker print times.
However, resin-based 3D printing also has some limitations, such as limited material options and the need for post-processing to remove excess resin and cure the printed object fully. It can also be more expensive than other 3D printing technologies, as specialized equipment and materials are required.